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Virat Kohli is due for a big score: Sunil Gavaskar

February 8, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Sunil Gavaskar stated that it is just a matter of time to see Virat Kohli bounce back and play a big knock. The India skipper is having a hard time as he hasn't scored a century since last year. In his first innings of the Test series against England, Kohli was unsuccessful with the bat as he could only score 11 runs in 48 deliveries. Gavaskar believes that the captain will bounce back and score a big one in the final innings at Chennai. 

Gavaskar stronly believes that Kohli under pressure is a different batsman and is always stimulated to lead from the front. He praised the Indian skipper as he has been incredibly consistent in the last 7-8 years. It was the first time in 12 years that the India captain did not score a hundred. But with India's 2021 campaign already off the mark, Gavaskar anticipates that the vast innings from Kohli are just around the corner.

The pressure is what brings the best out of Virat Kohli: Sunil Gavaskar

Kohli's last international hundred was back in November 2019 against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens. Since then, he has failed to convert his starts to a big knock. Virat Kohli returned to lead India against England after missing three Tests against Australia. The 32-year-old had to head back home for his first child's birth after the conclusion of the first Test. 

Virat Kohli averages less than 20 in his last seven Test innings. Something that the batsman will look to change in the upcoming matches. Speaking about India and England's first Test match, the Men in Blue are under pressure as they were bowled out for 337 runs. The visitors now have a lead of 242 runs and will be looking to score freely and make India bat again late on day 4.

Virat Kohli has scored 11,811 runs from 188 Tests, at an astonishing average of 63.16 as a captain. The batsman also has 41 international centuries to his name. If he scores a century in the ongoing series, Kohli can surpass Ricky Ponting in test centuries. Kohli has 20 centuries as captain, second after Graeme Smith (25).

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Written By,

Ankit Seth